Palms and cycads
Of the 100 or so species, only the following two are generally seen. Slow-growing plants. Short trunks (may be completely or partially beneath the soil level) are usually marked with scars from old leaf bases. Circular crowns of leaves resembling stiff fern fronds or small palm fronds. Need organically enriched, fast-draining soil.Zamia pumila
From Florida, Cuba, and the West Indies. Grows to 4 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide. Short trunk is largely below the soil level. Fronds to 3 ft. long, with as many as 30 pairs of dark green leaflets to 5 in. long and 1 1/4 in. wide.
The climbing stems of this woody shrub grow to 1–4 ft. tall, 1 1/2 ft. wide; bear pairs of red f...
Native to Brazil and Peru. This nearly evergreen tree grows to 30–40 ft. high. Must be in the gr...
Tends to be smaller than H. forsteriana (grows to 25 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide), with 6–...